Heart Face Shape

"Styling Tricks that Flatter Heart Face Shapes"


Celebritie with Heart Face Shape, Alyssa Milano, Scarlett Johansson and Kim Kardashian
5 star Famous Heart Face Shapes: From left to right: Alyssa Milano, Scarlett Johansson, Kim Kardashian... and Reese Witherspoon, Keri Hilson, Jennifer Lopez, Alyssa Milano, Elizabeth Hurley, Lisa Kudrow


A Heart-shaped face has some things in common with Diamond Face Shape - and that is the wide cheekbones and a narrow and pointy chin. So they both share the same styling strategies that I’m about to talk about on this page.

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How Do You Know If Your Face Shape is a Heart?

Your face shape is sharp and charismatic, equipped with a pointy chin that looks good in photos.

Here are the typical characteristics of an Heart face shape:

  • Forehead and hairline are wider than your lower face
  • Your face shape may resemble an inverted egg because of the tapered cheekbones
  • You may have wide cheekbones and angular jawline (eg. Reese Witherspoon)
  • Chin is pointy and somewhat prominent
  • You may have a dip on the your hairline (eg. Alyson Hannigan)

If your upper half, from cheekbones and up to your hairlines seem to be the widest point of your face shape then you definitely have a Heart shape.

Be Open to a Secondary (or even a third) Face Shape

You may not be an exact Heart so you probably have a secondary facial shape. It depends on your features. If you pay attention to the proportions and bone structure of your face, you'll know what needs to be widened and trimmed down.

If you have a wide Heart face shape with angular jawline and wide forehead and mid-face (which looks short) then I also suggest that you follow my guidelines for Rounds, helping to slim down your broad face. Or if you have a slim Heart face just like Kim Kardashian I recommend you to take a look at my recommendations for Oblong Face Shape :-)


How to Style Your Triangular Face Shape

Despite your photogenic facial structure you may still be bothered by the wide forehead which may throw your proportions out of balance.

Here's what you can do to achieve a softer, more oval-looking face shape:

Your objective is to create an illusion of a slimmer forehead to balance out with your lower part. Working on the chin area isn’t necessary because narrowing your forehead alone will help make your chin look fuller. But if you feel like it’s too pointy and prominent then I’ll throw in some tips for that too as we move along this page!


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Let's take a closer look at the strategies to styling your Heart face shape:

Your Best Hairstyles

Some of your best hairstyles are:
  • Top layers should be soft and long. This is a trick to draw attention away from your wide forehead. So do an off-center parted hairstyle along with bangs swept to the side. If your face is long then this will also visually shorten it.
  • Long, wavy layers that sweep across your cheekbones as they will tone down your chin as well.

Best hairstyles for Heart Face Shape

Jaw length haircuts give you the appearance of a fuller chin, evening out your top-heavy face shape. Long hair with bangs is super flattering and show off your cheekbones and keep your forehead narrow at the same time.



Avoid too-clingy hairstyles that follow the contours of your face, mirroring the heart shape, as well as hair lengths shorter than your jaw line as they only make you look toppled.


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Your Best Sunglasses & Eyewear

Since your forehead and cheekbones are the widest point of your face, your most flattering choice of eyewear is angular and square that wrap around your cheekbones.

Oversized sunglasses are nice on you, along with frames that are slightly angled outwards the lower corners or are wider at the bottom than at the top.

Best sunglasses and eyewear for Heart Face Shape

Contrasting colored eyewear frames your face and may highlight your top heavy face shape, so try on a pair that is similar to the color of your skin tone.

Cat eye glasses will draw the eye to your forehead and away from your chin, and adds drama to your heart face shape.

The Womens Sunglasses-guide has more advice and suggestions.


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Your Best Jewelry

My jewelry recommendations for you are the same as for Diamond. Your best jewelry pieces are the ones that add width to your jawline – narrower on top and wider at the bottom such as tear, pear and triangle motifs. Ovals work too by smoothing out your overall defined face shape.

Chandelier earrings look wonderful on you.

Best jewelry for Heart Face Shape

Avoid long earrings as they can make your chin look longer and stick to above chin length to ad volume to your lower face.

If your heart face is more on the wider side, follow my suggestions for Round face shapes to help slim it down.

The Fashion Costume Jewelry-guide has more advice and suggestions.


More Tips for Your Heart Face Shape

    Styling tips for Heart Face Shape
  • KISS: I personally prefer minimal earrings on a Heart face shape. Because of your prominent chin and tapered jawline your face has a dramatic look to it which I think shouldn't compete with lots of fancy jewelry. Scarlett Johansson is someone who follows this mantra and keeps it simple and rather plays up her great features.
  • Rounded necklines look best with your narrow jawline. V-neck emphasizes your chin
  • Sweep bronzer along your temples and cheekbones to narrow the area. Dark colors minimize.
  • Want to buy a hat? Click here to learn what fashion hats suit you


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